Bobby Jones’ New Leader: HMX Group has named John Kirwan president of luxury gold label Bobby Jones as the company continues to fill in its executive suite months after emerging from Chapter 11. Kirwan, a golf apparel veteran with 30 years in the industry, most recently served as senior vice president of the specialty division at Polo Ralph Lauren, where he ran both the golf and better specialty store businesses. “John has an unparallelled love for the sport and a keen understanding of its lifestyle opportunity,” said HMX chief executive Doug Williams. “His sound business, marketing and product acumen will propel Bobby Jones to the next level.” Kirwan replaces Paulette Garafalo, who left her post overseeing the company’s Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones and Hart Schaffner Marx businesses in June.
Clothes Horse: Thomas Pink is placing a bet in the horse-racing arena. The British shirtmaker will sponsor the awards for the top jockey and trainer at two of Britain’s biggest race meetings held at Cheltenham race course. At the Open, which runs from Nov. 13-15, the Thomas Pink Rider Award and the Thomas Pink Leading Trainer Award will be presented to the jockey and trainer who win the most races. Pink will also sponsor the same awards at the Festival meeting in March. “The Cheltenham arena provides the stage for the best talent and competition in the world of jump racing. We are thrilled to be involved,” said Jonathan Heilbron, president and chief executive officer of Thomas Pink.
Bite This: Sundek, the classic swim and surfwear brand, has created a limited-edition range celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Jaws.” It expects to distribute in select doors in Europe and the U.S., including Kitson, Atrium, Fred Segal and Bloomingdale’s. The range will include T-shirts, men’s swimsuits, jackets, polo shirts, hoodies and even surfboards. The merchandise is designed with the Sundek and Jaws logos and shark motifs like dorsal fins and bite marks. The board shorts are cut quite brief in homage to 1975. Product will be delivered in February, with retail prices roughly 10 percent higher than Sundek’s usual. Sundek was created in 1958 in America, and is now operated in Italy under license.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)